Foresighted Leading

Theoretical Thinking and Practice of China’s Regional Economic Development

  • Yunxian Chen

About this book


Under the conditions of market economy, the government is an independent economic entity, whose function is not only to provide services and handle public affairs, but also to coordinate, advance and lead economic development. The dual functions of regional government include providing service and administration at the micro-level on behalf of market economy on one hand and leading, regulating and promoting economic development at the macro-level on behalf of the central government on the other hand. Foresighted leading means giving free rein to the government, especially regional government, in economic guidance, regulation and early warning. It also means that the government is responsible for effectively allocating funds and gaining advantages using market rules, leveraging market forces and other means such as investment, price, taxation, law, and organizational, institutional and technological innovations to promote the scientific and sustainable development of the regional economy.


Government Function Industrial Upgrading Market Economic Regional Development Shunde Urbanization

Authors and affiliations

  • Yunxian Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.FoshanChina, People's Republic

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  • Copyright Information Peking University Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-35367-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-35368-0
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